Edison J. Demler was born on November 23, 1916, and passed away on April 15, 2008, at the age of 91. He received both his Bachelor and law degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, served in the Navy during World War II, and was a highly successful trial attorney with an extraordinary record of success in several hundred jury trials throughout California.
Mr. Demler believed very passionately that the practice of law was a noble profession and that attorneys should develop their skills not only as advocates but as diplomats, negotiators, and counselors. He was well known for his impeccable manners, professionalism and dedication, and was well-respected by both bench and bar.
Ed was also an extraordinary mentor and spent countless hours educating the lawyers at Demler, Armstrong & Rowland in the art of jury trials, legal writing, client relations, and legal ethics. We were privileged to call him our mentor and friend, and we honor his legacy by our dedication to the same sort of professionalism, ethics and superior legal work that was the hallmark of his career.